Monday, November 01, 2004

Kerry wins by 68%!

Well, if a bunch of people outside the US had anything to do with it, at any rate.

The final tally in GlobalVote 2004's online survey sees Kerry with 77.1%, with Bush at 9% and Nader at 6.7%.

Well, that's the least representative poll of the election season out of the way... In real news, Electoral-Vote.com (at the time of writing) sees Kerry win both Ohio (by 2%) and Florida (by 1%), leaving the final Electoral College tally at 298 for Kerry, 231 for Bush... Both the Ohio and Florida polls come from Zogby, the most accurate pollster from 2000.

But let's face it, the earliest we're going to know is Wednesday - and that's assuming that there is enough of a margin to avoid any lawsuits. Which, let's face it, is highly, highly unlikely...

Electoral-Vote.com also has a handy list of things to check before going to vote, which may be handy to any US readers:

Here are some things to remember about voting. Read carefully. Your vote could decide this election.

1. Find out today where your polling place is by calling your county clerk or checking www.mypollingplace.com
2. Alternatively, call 1-866-MYVOTE1 to find your polling place.
3. Check the hours the polls are open with your city or county clerk.
4. Print the League of Women Voters' card in English or Spanish and put it in your wallet or purse.
5. Bring a government-issued picture ID like a driver's license or passport when you vote. Some states require it but if there are problems, you will certainly need it. If you have a cell phone, take it to call for help if need be.
6. As you enter the polls, note if there is an Election Protection person outside the polling place.
7. If you are not listed as a registered voter, try to register on the spot. Some states allow that. Otherwise, talk to the Election Protection person if there is one or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for instructions. If neither of these helps, ask for a provisional ballot, but you will need a picture ID to get one.

Election day update: In another poll of how the world would vote, the only country which would prefer to see George Bush returned as President is Niger. Then again, according to this poll, Kerry would win in the US by 51% of the vote...

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